Kris Clarke grew up following the Hofstra men’s lacrosse program.

In a couple of years, he will be a part of it.

The Chaminade junior midfielder and faceoff specialist has verbally committed to join coach Seth Tierney’s program.

The 5-foor-10, 170-pound Clarke, who is also a swimming standout, becomes the Flyers’ sixth junior recruit and 15th college committed player overall.

Here’s a Q&A with Kris on his commitment:

What were the main factors in your decision?
I chose  Hofstra because I felt the academics and the lacrosse program were the perfect fit for me.  After meeting (Head) Coach (Seth) Tierney, (Assistant) Coach (J.P.) Brazel and (Assistant) Coach (Kevin) Unterstein, I knew that Hofstra was the right decision.

I have always been a Hofstra fan and attended many lacrosse games at Hofstra’s (Shuart) Stadium. Now I’m really excited to play for the Pride.

What other schools were you considering and what schools did you visit?
Colgate and Brown.

What are your strengths as a player and how would you describe your style of play?
My strength is at the faceoff X. I would describe my style of play as relentless in my attempts to win possession of the ball.

What areas of your game do you think you need to improve on?
Over the next two seasons, I would like to improve on my speed, stick skills and strength.

When did you first realize you had the potential to play at the college level?
This past summer playing for my summer team. When I went to the big showcases with the Long Island Express, I did very well against my competition and started receiving emails from D-1 Colleges.

What were some of the big summer showcase events you’ve competed in the last couple of years and how did you do?
This past summer I played at  Tri-State, NSCLA Club Championship and the Brine Shootout, winning 77 percent of my faceoffs at these tournaments.

* For more info on Kris, check out his player profile by clicking here.

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